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JUNE 1 2008 16:11h

Ex-Guerrilla Arrested in Macedonia Vote Violence

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Agim Krasniqi was one of the commanders of the Albanian National Army in a 2001 rebellion.

Police arrested a former leader of an ethnic Albanian guerrilla group in connection with Macedonia's election day violence on Sunday in which one person was killed and nine were wounded, a senior government source said.

Agim Krasniqi was one of the commanders of the Albanian National Army in a 2001 rebellion and remained active as the leader of an armed group after peace was brokered by the West.

In the last election he ran for office as part of the Democratic Party of Albanians, one of the two parties that compete for the vote of the country's 25-percent Albanian minority.

Sunday's violence targeted the DPA's rival party, the ethnic Albanian Democratic Union for Integration, which is led by former guerrilla-turned-politician Ali Ahmeti.

There were no incidents outside the ethnic Albanian areas or among Macedonians and ethnic Albanians.